Welcome to the Hanley Lab!
Top row: Kathy Hanley, Katie Young, Cindy Buraczyk, Meagan Moore
Bottom row: Stacey Scroggs, Tony Clemons, Megan Miller, Vanessa Montoya
About the Hanley Lab
In the Hanley lab, we investigate the molecular biology, evolution and ecology of emerging RNA viruses like dengue and influenza, with the goal of using this basic knowledge to design better methods to control the spread of these dangerous pathogens.
We currently focus on six main avenues of research (see Projects link for more details):
• Mechanisms of sylvatic dengue virus emergence.
• The interaction between arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) and the RNA interference (RNAi) response.
• Competition among dengue virus serotypes, ecotypes and strains.
• Novel synergies for antiviral drug design.
Students interested in an inter-disciplinary approach to the
• Kathy is elected to the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses and then is promptly made Chair-Elect.
• HHMI research scholar Cindy Buraczyk joins the lab.
• Post-doc fellow Tony Clemons joins the lab.
• HHMI research scholars Vanessa Montoya and Megan Miller are selected for the NIAID INRO program. Now what do we do- there's only one Hanley lab tiara for High Achievers!
• Former Ph.D. student Ebenezer Tumban becomes an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech University. Three Cheers for Ebenezer!
• Post-doc Christy Andrade heads to Willamette University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. We miss her already...but we're proud of her!